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Limbaugh: Obama will use Haiti to boost credibility with ‘dark-skinned’

By John Byrne
Thursday, January 14, 2010 8:47 EDT
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Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had his offensive moment, when a book revealed that he’d said then-Sen. Barack Obama had a good chance at the presidency because he was light-skinned.

This week, it’s Rush Limbaugh’s turn. And Limbaugh can do laps around Harry Reid.

“In the Haiti earthquake, ladies and gentleman, in the words of Rahm Emanuel, ‘we have another crisis simply too good to waste,’” the conservative talk show host remarked. “This will play right into Obama’s hands, humanitarian, compassionate.”

“They’ll use this to burnish their, shall we say, credibility with the black community, in the light-skinned and black-skinned community in this country,” Limbaugh added. “It’s made to order for them. That’s why he could not wait to get out there. Could not wait to get out there.”

This isn’t the first time Limbaugh has found himself in troubled waters over racial comments.

Last September, Limbaugh made brash comments following an incident in which a white student was beaten by black students on a bus (an incident police later said wasn’t racial motivated).

“I think not only it was racism, it was justifiable racism,” he remarked. “I mean, that’s the lesson we’re being taught here today. Kid shouldn’t have been on the bus anyway. We need segregated buses — it was invading space and stuff. This is Obama’s America.”

Limbaugh also suggested that racism itself was acceptable.

“If homosexuality being inborn is what makes it acceptable, why does racism being inborn not make racism acceptable?” the talk show host asked. “I’m sorry — I mean, this is the way my mind works. But apparently now we don’t choose racism, we just are racists. We are born that way. We don’t choose it. So shouldn’t it be acceptable, excuse — this is according to the way the left thinks about things.”

 
 
 
 
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